Abdel-Rahman El-Zayadi

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Assays that detect antibody to hepatitis C virus (HCV) are used to screen blood donors and patients with hepatitis. Current enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)-based methods are invariably based upon antigens from expressed recombinant proteins or oligopeptides from HCV type 1. Some HCV antigens used in screening assays are coded by regions of the HCV(More)
The incidence of malnutrition and immunocompetence in 156 patients admitted to hospital with liver disease was investigated. Expected weight/height was within the normal range for all groups except those with carcinoma. Triceps skinfold thickness (TSF) was reduced in 49% of patients with cirrhosis and 55% with alcoholic disease. Hypoalbuminaemia was common(More)
BACKGROUND To understand the complex and largely not well-understood apoptotic pathway and immune system evasion mechanisms in hepatitis C virus (HCV)-associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and HCV associated chronic hepatitis (CH), we studied the expression patterns of a number of pro-apoptotic and anti-apoptotic genes (Fas, FasL, Bcl-2, Bcl-xL and Bak)(More)
OBJECTIVE Highlighting the apelin system would present a new therapeutic target for liver disease. Apelin; endogenous ligand for the orphan receptor APJ, was recently suggested to be associated with fibrosis progression and cirrhosis in addition to insulin resistance (IR) and inflammation. The present study was conducted to evaluate blood apelin level(More)
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